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Nova Scotia court grants accreditation victory to Christian law school

July 28, 2016

Upholding a lower court decision, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ruled that the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society overstepped its bounds in denying accreditation to graduates of Trinity Western University, an evangelical school whose students are required to pledge to avoid sexual activity outside of marriage between a man and a woman.

The court also ordered the Barristers’ Society to reimburse the university for legal costs.

The ruling comes a month after the Ontario Court of Appeal, in a contrary decision, found the pledge to be “deeply discriminatory to the LGBTQ community.”

 
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